The 22nd Annual Have-a-Heart Gala took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th 2020 and it was a blast. Click here for a recap and image highlights. We look forward to seeing you for our 23rd Annual Gala in 2021!
The 2020 Have-a-Heart Gala took place February 29 at the beautiful Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier.
This year, with the help of a larger guest list, historic venue, generous sponsorships, and the traditional One Heart, One Night fundraising appeal, we raised $265,000 to support agency programs.
Jim O-Heir, Chicago actor and comedian best known for his role as Jerry/Larry, Garry/Terry Gergich on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, entertained over 460 guests gathered to support Housing Forward. The crowd enjoyed a cocktail reception, delicious formal dinner, learned more about the agency, honored partnerships, and a heard from one of our inspiring clients. The party continued on the dance floor with live music by Fantasia.
We thank all our sponsors, guests, Board of Directors, Associate Board members, Friend of Housing Forward, volunteers and staff who joined together to make this a very special way to celebrate our mission of ending homelessness on Leap Year Night!
We were fortunate to have two professional photographers capturing the event.
Click here to view, download or order images taken by Jake Preedin
Click here to view images taken by Marcela Rafea. Use PIN 8861 to download.
Scroll down to browse a gallery of highlights!